08 The Four Great Imams

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Awakening MEDIA presents the for Grady mams by Dr. He Sham our D.

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Today

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in society,

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in this part,

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we will examine the role of the model of

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education in seeking knowledge, we will also look at the turning point in his life,

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the same way that we discussed the turning points in the life of

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man

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This time

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we have now the proper or some of the background to make us appreciate

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and

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discuss what I called the Great

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the great meeting that happened

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then we will discuss

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what we call

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what are we talking about?

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Muhammad,

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the son of

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the son of

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the son of

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the son of the son of the son of

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son, we carry on? Yes, let me carry on because there is a very important name that you should be aware of the son of

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the son of

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the Son,

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this is the only scholar

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that is related somehow to Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and that is why he was

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double

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who was the first one it was learning

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and the fact that he was given prominence in a society that appreciated Arabian and Hashemite, Venus's, so,

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we are talking about

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that's why

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from some groups is venerated because of this defendant factor.

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In contrast,

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so far as we are concerned here in the West, we are not too much focusing on the defendant as much as focusing on the carrot. Because me I knew about hashemites but

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I am not as some of you might not be.

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But we can all

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benefit from

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his visitation and his love.

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And he's traveling in his knowledge

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is married

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with two sons

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and two daughters.

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What is fascinating in the case of Russia is that you love the name Mohammed.

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Mohammed

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and his first son equals in

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the cornea of His Son of man.

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He was bred with another son. This what he was formed

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and he was left with two motors

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and

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the physical appearance

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Cool,

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cool.

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Dark

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Finn

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dyed his hair with red

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handsome.

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students and

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students.

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I have not seen a beautiful face as the face of

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how did you use to dress modestly?

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In contrast,

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and

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modesty, but also financial security in and shopping and

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whatnot.

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Mr. Malik began his life as opposed

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to the extent

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that he could not.

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Today we're not going to talk about

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but let me listen to his story in connection to dress and appearance and financial situation.

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began his life as a poor person

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sells his furniture, to make some money. And to the extent that he did not find money to feed his children, he wants to have a job.

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Allah, for you don't know what is going on in your kingdom?

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I don't know. I said, No, I don't think you do. You said, yeah.

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Don't you in tonight,

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when you try to

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drink a ton of water and boil the water and say to them, that dinner will be ready to him. And they cry out in one go until they sleep. And you don't have food in the house.

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To realize that

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attorneys are based in Baghdad and a scholar based in Medina. He gets the news, no internet, no nothing. But Abu Jafar was aware of everything. This is a powerful leader that was aware of

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income was based on

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salaries,

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was born wealthy, he grew up wealthy and he died well.

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He might have

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some somebody's got

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a poor,

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poor

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poor.

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Imagine a shopping dress

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modestly.

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He would address

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garments made of linen and cotton

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in Boston,

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and he would wait

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most of the time.

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But as a senior that wanted to preserve his image as a Hashemite

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he would wear the turban, the turban

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was a statement at that time.

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You wanted to decrease that proceeds were a sell tap

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any proceeds go for anything on your head.

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So he would always wear a turban most of the time wearing a turban, even when he was younger. You remember when I said to you that the mother of the nonmetallic would put the turban Why? Because he's going to need the scholar to go into the circle at that point. It's like going for a job interview, you dress

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your best you wear your best.

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You remember how he dressed when he spoke?

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So dress here we are talking about covering our we are talking about dress as a form of communication that you are sending messages to society as to who you are and what knowledge you know.

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The turban is very

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important.

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So I say this

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in our history by the one of these

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He said,

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the mail

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more respectful than the female

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for many, many reasons, and one of the reasons he said that mail was

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I think you might laugh, you might

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want to go outside the hole and say I'd like

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to give you

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a feeling of what the turban meant. At that time as a source of power. I'm fine. Okay.

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Well had a beautiful

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voice.

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If mother wanted him to be like,

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prison, he wrote a letter to his mother.

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Before he

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said, Oh, my mother.

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My sister, my mother, wished one day that I become

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my

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what we are talking about,

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we are talking about.

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We are talking about someone who had a beautiful voice. And we are talking about someone that when you hear him read,

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you almost think

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you must, if you heard his Alliance,

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one of the contemporaries

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when we want to cry,

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drama movies, no, we when we want to remember Allah.

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We will say to each other, look at this good companionship, we will say to each other.

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Let's go to this young boy.

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young boy at that time was quite young, no one knew.

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Let's go to this young boy.

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And when we come to him and

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read for us,

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begin to cry.

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And what does the boy do? What does he do? How does he respond?

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People are beginning to fall in love with him. by him, does he enjoy it?

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And when he sees us,

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he was in,

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in Palestine

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and 767

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ordained that

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the death of a great man

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this is what I said to you there is only

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there is always

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that

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the passage of time does not mean erosion of faith, that it will heal of goodness. Yes, there are problems with institutions which you with this or with that with movements with ideas with books with people, yeah, there are problems. But you never know. from the womb of all these things. You can have the birth

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of a Savior. The Savior, however, can be a human being, or it could be a group

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or it could be an idea.

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It's all about reviving

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I don't care about the form of the mageddon, I don't care about the form of the tools. What I care about is the implication, the consequence, the nature, the results of that. So he was born in Russia, and he died quite young.

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They understood all the demands, unfortunate

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enough

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to live such a relatively short period of time.

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achieve many things

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you establish.

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You write books, you travel, you become a point, you'll become you'll become a mechanic.

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Just be seven years old.

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20 years of the 57 years?

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No, no, he died in his 40s.

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We are you 20s and 30s. What have we done?

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Yes, I'm a graduate. No, I'm a post graduate.

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Aye, Aye, opposed, doctoring oppose, post post.

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Division, I preceding my achievements in life in terms of these divisions, which are,

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was

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adopted, adapted to how society expected him to be. You are not officially I don't care. I still a student in mentality and attitude. I am a student.

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taking classes would be a student, for example, but I am a student to people who knowledge. That's why I'm happy to keep senior people here with us coming to learn from people who are relatively young.

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The ability to learn the willingness to learn,

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his father died when he was young.

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His father died

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in the age of 33, died quite young.

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That means

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that means that his mother

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in the 20s Now, this is why I want to focus on the mother, because we are not talking about a mother for 40 or 50. Or at the age of my mother or your mother, we are talking about ion model, we are talking about

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the entire life before her to marry, enjoyed herself. She can do everything.

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But she didn't.

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My responsibility in life, my mission in life

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is to be to do this.

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This is what I want to do. This is my mission in life, if I can focus on detail, if I can give him all my life.

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To me, this compensates for everything.

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Brothers and sisters, I want to tell you that shopping would not have been better

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if it was not because of his mother, if you take my word

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for your future, and besides

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all of these you should be used because you learn from them.

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Students now look at me in terms of loyalty, but in terms of respect for their achievements, and heroism,

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if you want to do

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first for his mother, if you want to do email

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if you want to do is to pop up na Malik

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Without

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a normal business,

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intelligence environment, we have lots of intelligent people.

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But that does not create

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the future.

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In our Malik's model, we would have ended up with a beautiful handsome spinner. But when he grows up, when he's

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surgery, plastic surgery and his face begins to weaken, when he retires,

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no one who said about

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you will be shocked to know that because

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it was other

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things

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that

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as the background for this turning point,

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model,

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went to court as a witness.

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And she came with a woman

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as a witness.

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And she came with a man. So there were three witnesses coming to witness,

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before a judge and the judge, what he wanted to do is that,

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like the police today, when they interrogate

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they don't introduce suspects, for example.

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They will,

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and will ask you questions, and then we'll ask the same questions,

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etc, by way of

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the judge wanted to do the same.

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He wanted to separate the two women from the man.

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Then she wanted to separate the two women.

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He wants to separate the two women for the Father. He said, You can't do that.

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When he mentions about witnesses,

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to female witnesses, they should be to why what's the reason for that? If one of them to make a mistake or error,

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the other

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that means, it means that the other is listening.

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Of that,

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that means that the two

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have to be together?

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No.

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I asked you, have you ever felt

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this way?

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We are talking about we are talking about the simple,

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easy to choose? What kinds of people were brought out by this decide what kind of society what kinds of values, what kinds of ideas? What is the system, we are talking about the society that when people want to remind each other when they want to cry, they go to a young boy to listen to him. We are talking about a mother that is stable, and courageous, to stay to the judge who has to be tough. And she has the courage to say to him, Look, you are wrong. You can't do that. We are talking about a witness that is thinking that is contemplating

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every word that I just mentioned, and looking out for any errors and is able to provide the evidence

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of the situation. Let's say I think Allah

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Allah

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just says,

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Who knows, you know better. I am the judge

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in conjunction with a female

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household for a great person, such as

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cooking and rubbing his head and saying Mashallah often I would care about you

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know, in addition to that, she was providing substance.

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She was guiding

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So what can you tell me

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that when the father died,

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he decided to leave

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the

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company, what are you doing?

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Why?

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What reason I want to maintain

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the Hashemite Kingdom is

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because

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he lost

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his relatives and he stays with his relatives.

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I wanted to learn as

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in Victor

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is the center of learning.

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He traveled all the way from

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Palestine.

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That today, when we begin our history, with Mecca, Medina, we have to begin with human suffering in Palestine,

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to zoom the camera on the role of the Mother, don't neglect this role. From beginning begin the book with chapter two, chapter one, and in chapter one, there is no suffering, there is the model.

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The model goes alongside.

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But behind the curtains.

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Yes, the camera.

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The camera, we see through the camera. So the camera like now the camera is focusing on me, here someone is bluffing someone is keeping something all

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the seminar showing a treat because I'm doing this

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with the same with the same the camera is moving. But

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what I hope to do is to shift the camera to these people. Because to me, they are very real.

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To me to tell you that go back home and take care of your mother and father

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and daughter, see you say to me, my mother passed away, then when you get married, make sure

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that you are a decent mother.

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You

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not just to work as a dancer.

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But to be interesting.

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to revive itself, it doesn't have to be for you.

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But at least

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dedicate your life to him. Don't make him watch Telly topics and ignore ignore him.

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ignore your sources. This is very important.

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We are talking about

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once to

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know

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which was the customer at that time

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that you that you teach. This was like today's

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custom when you send your children to the nursery to learn English.

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to mingle with the rest of the children at that time.

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It was the first symbol to send their children to the site

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to learn how to write Arabic

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and

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expectedly to become powerful.

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And that was the mission. That was the plan. I'm traveling all the way from Palestine to Mecca,

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summer or winter resorts. But as a mission of Serbia and mission to make my son a decent boy, he could have stayed in Palestine. She could have neglected her child, she could have remarried

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another man who would abuse or beat up suffering and make him sick of his life.

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This would have happened. Of course this could have not happened. And she could have married to a nice guy who would have cared more for the company

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to rationalize what's going next.

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Let's go to the positive.

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The positive reality was that he went to describe

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what you didn't have the financial means you didn't have the money to give to someone to give to the future.

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Time and remember, they were not funded by the state. They were independent scholars. So you would open your own Skype or your own capacity with the children health

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To write and how to become a monana. These days,

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every boy would come and he would take

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some

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symbolic

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a sharpie.

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And here you see, if you want to

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understand history in western terms, you have no guessing from outside the private sphere of the household to the public sphere and meeting with the teacher, or the teacher holding hands with

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him.

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Like to petition but there's only one problem is that I don't have the financial means, by way of

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negotiating, the mother is in the public sphere, performing a public role in

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a son.

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Mr. Lim?

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Why? Because he's.

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So

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he would say, Fine, I will take him.

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During my absence, that's when I'm outside of the club. He's in charge of the club.

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In this moment, with the society gives an opportunity to children

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to prove themselves

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to articulate

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it's not oppression, it's not that you are too young.

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You're too young to administer, no no

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capability

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is present.

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You

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charge

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in compensation for the fees,

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the mowlana

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in the Indian subcontinent, and in Manchester, Birmingham, in the bathroom, they do not

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please old children, who are five years old, or 10 years old, you're 11 years old, even

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here in the West,

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undergraduate

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students 18. And then

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there were different ages. So this was quite healthy, I think that I am testing with

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senior placeholder, he would benefit from

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different ages, because they are unified according to the age according to the target of what they want to learn.

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So that means that not everyone learns the same sort of

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quite a senior boy for example.

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We have here among the people, a gifted person, seven years old,

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sitting in class, being able

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to hear out

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every boy, a different verse, and he is able to memorize every verse uttered by the Muslim

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is not a genius, then what you have here is the person no one knows about yet.

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Know

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the beauty of it is that society recognize that we have a lot of different people here.

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But I know of people that deviated because society, a Muslim society that is does not care about them.

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They fade laindon they marginalize them, they ostracize them, they demonize them, he's a rebel.

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But in the case of epiphanies, and remember

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our talks, remember the case of remember now

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we have a society that is able to discover and allow an income. Why am I saying this? Because

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he has a gift

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for me to take any money from you know, a question of him being in charge of the class. The composition of pain. No, it's now a matter of honor and pleasure.

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The necessity to have

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to learn

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and bear in mind,

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all learning, it wasn't an organizer or a laptop or a computer, because

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the ears are very important, the mind is very important for education, all these things are very important. You might say to me today

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I can get it on CD fine, but where do you get the distinction from where do you get the patience, this is

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this has to be provided to you, you have to get

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you have to attain

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patient

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education,

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devotion, piety, all these things. And this is why I say to you that

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this is something I should have mentioned before.

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What you realize when you read the Bible

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is that the biography is written by the students. And it is all geared towards trying to prove to the reader how magnificent

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that person was. So, you want to do that? What do you do? You focus on the weapons of

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delivery?

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Very powerful memory, honesty, etc. It's like writing a biography of a medical doctor, what do you focus on? You focus on how articulate and how detailed

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the problem with the new generation today when they read these books, they become frustrated? You know why? Because these, they begin to think that

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these are the weapons that I need to be like,

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No, these are the weapons that you need to become a puppy.

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But you don't want to become a puppy. So what do I do with these weapons, you have to redefine the weapon, you have to understand how do these weapons.

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So you might not have a powerful memory, it doesn't matter. What matters is what underlies the powerful memories, what does underlie the powerful memory, dedication. These are the new weapons that you have to focus on. Otherwise, they would like to see the public view. This is the life of people in the human dimension.

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Because if I engage,

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I'm going to tell you that you've had powerful memories, these people have traveled,

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traveled a lot.

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I don't have to travel if you want to compensate enough.

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But try to understand the context of these things and see what fits you in terms of stability.

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Can you memorize

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in nine days on water

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memorized

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when he was seven

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doesn't mean anything at that time.

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At that time, you ought to be knowing 1000s of at that time.

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So

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are you saying that something wasn't special when he began?

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And knowing that?

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I say yes.

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If he continued to bargain,

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he would not have been so special. So you have to do something extra.

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You have to go

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and pursue knowledge.

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He has to go and do something beyond what his classmates do. So after class, His classmates would go and play

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football they would play football.

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Oh they would.

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Or they would go home and sleep

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to wake up in the night

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and they were

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to go to bed early.